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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Businesses

  1. Keep up-to-date with OS and software patches
    Updates keep you safe from the known security holes that malicious hackers use to gain access to your systems and data.
  2. Regularly backup your data
    Data backups protect you in the event of accidental data loss or corruption (i.e. Ransomware): https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_backup_options.pdf
  3. Maintain Access Controls
    Limiting access to only what your users need to perform their duties is not only a good policy but it might help save the exposure of your most sensitive data in the event of a breach.
  4. Keep detailed logs from systems and applications
    Keep a complete record of what happens in your systems. This is both useful for security and troubleshooting purposes.
  5. Educate and train your employees:
    Human error contributes to approximately 95% of successful cybersecurity breaches. Keep your users educated on acceptable use, Social Engineering, and what to watch out for to identify the latest cyber attacks.